What's New With The Joliet Franciscans...
Sisters launch new program for mom's of school children. (see flyer below or read a detailed description of this program under Upcoming Events in the drop down menu under News).
Sisters Host Speaker for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11, 2013. Click here to read more about this article.
Sister Jeanne Bessette Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of St. Francis.
Click here to read more about this article.
Sister Mary Frances Seeley, OSF Receives Award
Sister Deborah Gaughan's First Profession took place on Saturday, July 21, 2012. (Click to read more.)
Read Sister Mary Ann Hamer's Reflection given at Deborah's profession (click here)
Sr. Margaret Alice Martinek to receive the 2012 Franciscan Federation Award
INSTALLATION OF NEW CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION 2012-2016 (Read more...)
FRANCISCAN AUTUMN FEAST 2012 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED. (Read more...)
Sister Johanna Didier, OSF, died in Brazil on
March 6, 2012. Read about her extraordinary work
by clicking on the following link: our-ministries/brazil.
Read about Irma Debora Final Profession in Brazil
In Memoriam: SISTER JEAN LENZ, OSF
Read: Sr. Mary Rose Lieb, OSF's Welcome
Read: Rev. Mark L. Poorman's Homily
given at Sr. Jean's Funeral Mass
Franciscan Autumn Feast Proves to be an Evening of Fundraising and Fun.
Joliet Franciscan Sisters and Guardian Angel Community Services End 114-Year Association.
Sister Marie Schramko receives "Lumen Christi Award" from the Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Educators Guild.
Sister Mary Wilhelmine Tikva is celebrating 100 years!
Announcement of 2011 Honroees for the Mother Alfred Moes and Joliet Franciscan Heritage Awards
Our Banners are Flying!
Bishop-Elect of Joliet, Most Reverend Daniel Conlon, officiates Mass at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home
Profession of Sister Jennifer Byrnes
Sisters announce 2010 Honorees for Mother Alfred Award & Franciscan Heritage Award
Deborah Gaughan to become Sister Deborah on August 8, 2010.
Congregation to Celebrate 145th Anniversary on August 2, 2010.
Sisters' History on Exhibit at the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
Joliet Franciscans Honor Mrs. Natalie Bayci with the Mother Alfred Moes Award.
Sisters of St. Francis Return to Assumption BVM Parish.
Joliet Franciscan Sisters receive the Joliet Chamber of Commerce Award.
Irma Beatriz makes simple profession in Brazil.
Our next "Recess for Mom's" is scheduled for May 22, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Joliet Franciscan Center. This event is open to women with school-age children. Our topic will be "Saying No, Setting Boundaries." Our speaker will be a counselor from Guardian Angel Community Services. Reservations can be made at:
(815) 725-8735. (See flyer on your left)
Our next Prayer Evening is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Have you heard the news? The Joliet Franciscan Sisters will host a "Tea at the Abbey." Do you want to attend? Visit our Upcoming Events (in the drop down menu under News) where you can learn more about this event as well as others that are being planned.
Joliet Franciscan Center
1433 Essington Road